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Quad-City Times Bix 7

Run with the Best! July 30, 2022 at 8 AM!

2022 marks the 48th running of the Quad-City Times Bix 7. This historic out-and-back race through downtown Davenport is for runners and walkers alike. The 7-Mile course starts at the base of Brady Street Hill and is lined with live bands and cheering crowds. You will Run with the Best as elite athletes toe the line, including legends Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Meb Keflezighi. Start at the Mississippi River and finish at the Midwest’s biggest post-race-party. Race, walk or run, let’s have fun!

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Prairie Farms Quick Bix

Run the Quick Bix! July 30, 2022 at 8 AM!

Prairie Farms is proud to sponsor the Quick Bix, a two-mile fun run or walk up the famous Brady Street hill. It starts as the same time as the seven-mile Bix 7. You decide on race morning which route you want to take. The Quick Bix is a fun and festive way to do the Bix. The course is lined with live bands and entertainment. Everyone will be timed using the Chrono Track Timing System, sponsored by Prairie Farms. Your name and time will appear in Sunday’s Quad-City Times digital and print newsletter.

 

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Caesar’s Rewards Military Division

In appreciation for your service, active duty military and active duty reserve forces receive FREE race entry, courtesy of the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Enter military ID when registering. Proof of military ID must be present at time of packet pickup.

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Arconic Jr Bix

Run the Jr Bix on July 29, 2022 at 6 PM!

Arconic’s Jr Bix is an exciting way for the whole family to be part of Bix weekend. This Friday event is geared toward crawlers to runners age 12 with various distances based on age. Each participant receives a medal, t-shirt and entrance into the festive post-race party.

AGE DIVISIONS, DISTANCES & LOCATION

Separate races will be held for each age group:

  • Ages 5 years & under (parents welcome to run with child): 70-yard run. Start and finish on East 3rd St. Crawlers move across a carpet square.
  • Ages 6-7: ½ mile run. Start and finish on East 4th St.
  • Ages 8-12: 7/10 mile run. Start and finish on East 4th St.

Please know the Jr Bix celebrates all children and their unique abilities. If your child needs assistance due to a physical or neurological condition, you can participate with them (as a Jr. Bix Buddy), or we can provide a volunteer Buddy to assist. A special lane is available for each group’s safety at the starting line to accommodate a stroller, wheel chair, walker, or if they need to accelerate slower from the start. We also provide loaner earmuffs or disposable earplugs for noise sensitivity (upon request).

Virtual Race

What is a Virtual race?
A Virtual race allows you to run your race while maintaining physical distance.

 

  1. Register online. Your official race t-shirt, swag & special offers will be mailed to the address you provide.
  2. In June, we’ll send out the training schedule to help you prepare.
  3. Run/walk/jog between the dates of Saturday, July 23 – Saturday, July 30, 2022 at noon. You choose the location of your choice; sidewalk, treadmill, trail, track, or even at another race.
  4. Once done, you have until noon on July 30 to submit your results on our online platform. Check the leader board to see how you fair. Here you can print and share your finisher’s certificate to social media and see your time compared with your peers in your age group.
  5. Official race t-shirt & swag will be mailed directly to your home at the beginning of August.
  6. Want to switch to the In-person event? No problem! Registered participants can switch race events (Virtual to In-Person back again) as many times as you’d like without fees through June 30.

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Better, Together

For the first time in 48 years, running teams from across the country will race for Bix 7 supremacy. It’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive races yet with $3,500 in team prize money on the line.

Teams of 5 race the 7-mile course for cash prizes and bragging rights in the Caesar’s Sportsbook Team Challenge for the 2022 Quad-City Times Bix 7. This inaugural team challenge will pit 40 teams against each other. Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 teams in both a men’s and women’s division. Each team consists of 5 runners with the fastest 3 runners scoring. Lowest total time determines the winner—so every second counts! Registration is limited.

Team captains click here to complete & submit eligibility form for consideration. Questions? Contact  bix7teams@gmail.com

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Genesis Sports Medicine Brady Street Sprints

Brady Street Sprint
It’s an uphill sprint – are you up for the challenge?

The race is exactly a quarter-mile climb, steeply ascending Brady Street hill. Time trials take place at 7 pm during the three Bix @ 6 training runs at 5th and Pershing Streets. The top  finishers each night win a Running Wild gift certificate and make it into the final round, which will take place during a live broadcast on KWQC at 7 pm on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Nine races highlight the evening: two men’s and women’s open races (29 & under and 39 & under for each), two Masters’ Races (40+ men’s and women’s), High School Relays (boys’ & girls’) and the Bix 7 Sponsors Race (Bix sponsors only). The finals will be televised on KWQC with cash prizes for top finishers. Contact Gary to learn more at robersonpacker@aol.com.

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Premier Buick GMC Dealers’ First Responders’ Challenge

Which Quad City first responder team is the fastest? 6-member co-ed teams from Fire, EMS/Medic, Sheriff and Police departments compete over the 7-mile course. Top three teams will win cash prizes for their department. In appreciation for stepping forward at the hardest moments, race entry fees will be waived. Contact Bix7Info@gmail to learn more.

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Win $2,000 cash!

Our Beat the Elite athlete will be given the opportunity to race and beat the overall winner of the Quad-City Times Bix 7 road race. The person selected will be given a head start, 2-3 miles, possibly more, depending on the needed handicap to make the event competitive. If the chosen runner “beats the elite” to the finish line, he or she will win …$2,000!

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Premier Buick GMC Dealers’ High School Challenge

The first IA or IL male & female high school finishers to cross the Bix 7 finish line, wins $1,000 for their high school. All Iowa and Illinois incoming freshman and outgoing seniors are eligible to participate. Winning would not affect athletic eligibility. Be sure to select the Premier Buick GMC Dealers’ High School Challenge when you register for the Quad-City Times Bix 7.

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All City Challenge

Which city runs the Bix 7 the fastest? Last year Davenport won the Scott County Regional Authority All-City Challenge. The award is compiled by taking the 5 fastest men and women from each city. These times are divided by 10 to get the average time of all 10 runners from each city. Then we’ll name the fastest city. The Scott County Regional Authority will present the traveling “Nancy Kapheim Memorial Trophy” to the winning city’s mayor.

Course Map

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Post-Race Party

Celebration time begins after the race and Walmart knows how to throw a party! After you cross the finish line, make your way to the Quad-City Times parking lot. Walmart, along with our other great sponsors, will be waiting with food, fun and beverages!

Train to Run With the Best!

Novice or veteran runner, achieve the goals you set for yourself with a training program from Genesis Sports Medicine.

Sponsors

THIS MAGNIFICENT COMMUNITY EVENT OWES ITS CONTINUING SUCCESS TO THE PLATINUM, GOLD MEDAL AND CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS, TO THE MANY DOZENS OF OTHER SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS AND TO THE THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS. THE QUAD-CITY TIMES, CORNBELT RUNNING CLUB AND THE ENTIRE QUAD-CITY COMMUNITY DEEPLY APPRECIATES THIS DEDICATION AND GENEROSITY.

Title Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Medal Sponsors

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Contributing Sponsors

Cornbelt Running Club logo Dr Pepper and Snapple Logos  Expressions JewelersMel Foster Logo    St Ambrose University Victory Store logo Wendy's Hamburgers Logo Whitey's Ice Cream logoScott County Family YMCA logo 7G Distributing LLC logoCedar Graphics logo Chick-fil-a LogoCity of Davenport LogoRiver BanditsHAHN ready mixHAHN ready mix

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